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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our dark and devious IBA is brewed with HUGE additions of Chinook, Cluster, and Amarillo hops, features a big roasted flavor, and has the strength to get you through the cold nights ahead.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 17, 2012
A - Pours a dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of rich roasted and burnt caramel malts with some coffee, citrus hops, and some light pine hops. T - Starts off with some deep roasted caramel malts with some roasted coffee and some citrus hops and bitterness with some grapefruit. Through the middle, some burnt malts come through with some more bitter-coffee flavor and some pine hop and more bitterness. The finish is a mix of pine and citrus hop with some earthy flavors, roasted and burnt malts and coffee, and some chocolate and bitterness. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, roasty, and chocolately finish. D - Very drinkable. Really nice Black IPA with a good combination of hops, coffee flavor, and deep roasted malts and chocolate. Very nicely balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Draft at the Three Penny Taproom - Pours a dark brown in color with a small tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is big with piney hops and roasted malts. Flavor is a heady mix of pine resin hoppiness and roasted malts. Nice creamy palate, but not sticky. Finish is wonderfully bitter and long... Another awesome one from Mr. Lawson.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Paul’s. Dark chocolate pour. Aroma has notes of perfume, flowers, and orange. Hop heavy flavor with plenty of citrus and perfume. Minimal chocolate malt flavor. Perfume is prominent in the finish. This is an IPA first and foremost, and I prefer that to overhopped porters.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.5 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy/creamy light brown head. Retention is good and a short ring of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Formitable roastiness with notes of molasses. Citrusy and earthy hops with emphasis on orange, grapefruit, and pineapple. Not bad, but the aromas don’t flow together that well. 3.5 T: Taste is like the nose. Lots of roast, some molasses, and some caramel. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and earthiness fromt he hops. Lower bitterness from the hops, which I think is a must for the style, so at least they got that right. Again, decent. 3.5 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Decently creamy. 3.5 D: Not a huge fan of the style, but this one isn’t bad. A little better than average for the style. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-16-2012 21:42:23

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1438) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Black pour with a big tan head. Aroma up front is citrus and a ton of roasted malt. Flavor puts some nice resinous hop notes in as well as some chocolate, coffee, and more roast. Luckily this one doesn’t get astringent at all, and has just enough of an alcohol bite to it. Body was full, rich. Nice bitter finish on this one. Yum!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Big thanks to tobelerone for throwing this in on a trade, I was happy to be able to try a Lawson’s with a friend. Dark black color, standard appearance, decent head. Aroma is piney hops. Flavor is oily hops, pine, citrus and a hint of dark malt on the end. No burnt or roast flavors really and I like that because i think sometimes they clash with the hops. This was one of teh better black IPA’s I’ve tasted. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-14-2012 03:18:57

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle thanks to Keir! Pour is near black with small black head. Aroma is roasted malt and loads of fresh pine hope. Flavor also fresh and bright with hints of pine and light citrus. Very fresh and bright. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours black. Citrus and frutiy aroma with roast and light chocolate. Flavor is citrus and fruits again dry roasty and chocolatey finish. Bitter and dry with a really nice hop flavored after taste. nice. glad to try.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bomber from Winooski Beverage Warehouse: Nearly black, thin tan head. Citrus filled hop aroma with some resinous pine notes. Dry, moderate bitterness. Some faint mineral-earth like flavors lead into a big grapefruit hoppiness. Good rendition of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2012
On draft pour. Black with a tannish head. Hops in the aroma, and more in the taste. Pine, citrus, and light pineapple. Very smmoth for the alcohol content.


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